Teen charged with murder after allegedly stabbing man with samurai sword

Teen charged with murder after allegedly stabbing man with samurai sword

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department tell us one man is dead following a stabbing in Gulf Park Estates late Friday night.

Authorities tell WLOX News 18-year-old Johnny Emmitt Romero stabbed his neighbor with a samurai sword during an argument on 12th Street.

According to Jackson County Sheriff's Investigators, Romero stabbed Shannon Christen Bowen, 29, one time with the sword. He was pronounced dead around 12 a.m. Saturday.

Romero is now in custody, charged with second degree murder. Under a new law that went into effect July 1, Romero faces up to 40 years behind bars if found guilty.

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